What's On

  • Set in Beautiful Parkland  
    Castle Park Arts Centre 

    Visit the historic town of Frodsham and enjoy three galleries, craft units, coffee shop ....

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  • 200,000 reasons to make a visit 
    Warrington Museum & Art Gallery 

    Natural sciences, antiquities, social history, decorative arts and an extensive local photographic archive ....

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  • Beer and Cider Festival 
    Anderton Boat Lift 
    26th May 2017 - 28th May 2017 

    Enjoy Anderton Boat Lift's fifth annual Beer and Cider Festival ....

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  • Bring and Buy Plant Sale 
    Northwich Woodlands 
    27th May 2017 - 28th May 2017 

    Find something unusual and exciting for house or garden ....

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  • Scything Workshop 
    Marbury Country Park 
    1st Jul 2017 

    This heritage skill is so environmentally friendly and is increasingly being used by the likes of stately homes and local authorities ....

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  • Rock of Ages (Musical) 
    Grange Theatre 
    1st Jun 2017 - 3rd Jun 2017 

    Salt and Pepper Productions present Rock of Ages (Musical) ....

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Bidston

Frequent Merseyrail Service

Ness Botanical Gardens

A Perfect Place to Visit

In 1864 expansion of Liverpool docks required the Observatory to be moved to Bidston Hill. The observatory provided Liverpool with an accurate time and weather forecasts by studying the stars. As late as 1969, a noon cannon, operated by Bidston by telegraph was fired at Birkenhead, to enable the people of Liverpool to set their clocks.

Bidston Windmill, complete with sails, is visible from all over the Wirral. It was built to replace an earlier mill destroyed in 1791 and worked until about 1875.

Tam O'Shanter Cottage was built around 300 years ago.  Its name comes from a stone carving of the poem Tam O'Shanter by Robert Burns, which adorns a wall on the site.  Four acres around the cottage have been developed as a city farm known as the Tam O'Shanter Urban Farm.

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